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Top-up scholarships available within the Great Australian Bight Research Program

Above: Assoc Prof Jason Tanner (SARDI) with the integreated coring platform developed by CSIRO to collect sediment samples, water samples, detect hydrocarbons and acoustic signatures in a single deployment.

The Great Australian Bight Research Program is a partnership initiative that involves BP, CSIRO, SARDI, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.  This $20M, four-year, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency research program aims to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight ecosystem. The program will obtain information about the unique marine environment and potential marine resources within the Ceduna sub-basin of the Great Australian Bight, and provide vital information to decision makers to support sustainable development in the region and monitor possible future impacts.

Top-ups for Australian Postgraduate Award or Divisional (PhD) scholarships are available in 2014/15 for the following areas within the Great Australian Bight Research Program:

The top-ups for PhD scholarships are for $15,000 per annum (for 3 years), with $10,000 to augment the scholarship and $5,000 for operating.

The successful applicant will be required to enter into a formal agreement setting out the specific terms and conditions governing their participation in the Great Australian Bight Research Program.  For more details on these terms and conditions please contact Dr Steven Lapidge, Research Director Great Australian Bight Research Program, SARDI: steven.lapidge@sa.gov.au, 0401 990 367.

The top-up scholarships are for PhDs who commence early in 2015.

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